Brad Friedel

Date of birth18 May 1971
Place of birthLakewood, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Weight92 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Brad played in USA college soccer for UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) before starting his European career in Denmark with Brondby.

Brad's fine form also won him preference over Kasey Keller for the USA national team in their 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Blackburn Rovers then gained promotion into the Premiership and Brad remained their first choice goalkeeper throughout the season.

He won a Worthington Cup winners medal and played a central role in Rovers maintaining their Premiership status.

In the 2002 World Cup, when Brad blocked Eul Yong Lee's kick in the Group D draw with South Korea, it was the first penalty save in open play during the finals since Italia '90.

He saved another penalty against Poland, so - excluding shoot-outs - making him the first keeper to make two penalty saves in the World Cup finals since Poland's Jan Tomaszewski in 1974.

Brad's contract at Blackburn Rovers was extended to June 2008 in September 2005, then to June 2009 in April 2007 and to June 2010 in February 2008.

He joined Aston Villa in July 2008 with a three-year contract.

Brad joined Tottenham Hotspur in July 2011 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2014 in December 2012 and to June 2015 in June 2014.

Brad made a record-breaking run of 310 consecutive appearances in the Premier League from 14 August 2004 (playing for Blackburn Rovers against West Bromwich Albion) to 29 September 2012 (playing for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United).

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1997-98 Liverpool Premier League 11 2 16
1998-99 Liverpool Premier League 12 2 14
1998-99 Liverpool UEFA Cup 1
1
1
1998-99 Liverpool Worthington Cup 2 4
1999-00 Liverpool Premier League 2 1 1
1999-00 Liverpool Worthington Cup 2 4
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 6 2 6
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 27 9 18
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3 1 2
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 36 4 47
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Worthington Cup 6 3 4
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3 6
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 37 11 38
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 4 7
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Worthington Cup 3 1 4
1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Carling Cup 1 4
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1 4
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 36 8 56
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2 4
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 7 2 7
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 38 9 42
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Carling Cup 6 2 6
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2 1 3
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 38 12 41
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Carling Cup 1 2
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 6 3 3
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 38 7 52
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 8 3 6
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Carling Cup 3 1 4
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1 4
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 38 4 47
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 4 2 3
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 2
2008-09 Aston Villa FA Cup 3 4
2008-09 Aston Villa Premier League 38 8 48
1
2008-09 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 5 5
2009-10 Aston Villa Carling Cup 1 2
2009-10 Aston Villa FA Cup 3 7
2009-10 Aston Villa Premier League 38 13 36
2010-11 Aston Villa Carling Cup 2 3
2010-11 Aston Villa FA Cup 3 5
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 38 6 58
2
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 38 12 40
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2 1 2
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 11 17
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League 7 1 10
1
2013-14 Tottenham Hotspur Capital One Cup 2 1 1
2013-14 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 1 1
2013-14 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League 6 2 5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Feb 1998 Aston Villa v Liverpool L 2-1 Premier League
07 Mar 1998 Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 Premier League
14 Mar 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool D 3-3 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Barnsley v Liverpool W 2-3 Premier League
10 Apr 1998 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Liverpool v Crystal Palace W 2-1 Premier League
19 Apr 1998 Coventry City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
25 Apr 1998 Chelsea v Liverpool L 4-1 Premier League
02 May 1998 Liverpool v West Ham United W 5-0 Premier League
06 May 1998 Liverpool v Arsenal W 4-0 Premier League
10 May 1998 Derby County v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
16 Aug 1998 Southampton v Liverpool W 1-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Liverpool v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
30 Aug 1998 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 1-4 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Liverpool v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 West Ham United v Liverpool L 2-1 Premier League
15 Sep 1998 1.FC Kosice v Liverpool W 0-3 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Liverpool v Charlton Athletic D 3-3 Premier League
24 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Liverpool L 2-0 Premier League
27 Oct 1998 Liverpool v Fulham W 3-1 Worthington Cup 3rd round
10 Nov 1998 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Worthington Cup 4th round
08 Dec 1998 Liverpool v Celta Vigo L 0-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
24 Apr 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool W 1-3 Premier League
01 May 1999 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 Premier League
05 May 1999 Liverpool v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
08 May 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Liverpool v Wimbledon W 3-0 Premier League
21 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Hull City W 4-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1999 Southampton v Liverpool L 2-1 Worthington Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Liverpool v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1999 Southampton v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Brondby 01 Mar 1995 01 Sep 1995
Galatasaray 01 Sep 1995 01 Jul 1996
Columbus Crew 01 Jul 1996 23 Dec 1997
Liverpool 23 Dec 1997 07 Nov 2000
Blackburn Rovers 07 Nov 2000 26 Jul 2008
Aston Villa 26 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2011
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Jul 2011

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1989-90 USA Toulon Under-21 2 2
1990-91 USA Olympics 1 1
1990-91 USA Under-21 1 1
1991-92 USA Olympics 9 2 7
1991-92 USA OT v A 1 1
1991-92 USA Panamerican Games 3 3
1991-92 USA Toulon Under-21 2 1 1
1991-92 USA Under-21 6 6
1992-93 USA A v B 1 4
1992-93 USA Copa America 3 6
1992-93 USA International 5
1
2 1
1992-93 USA Kirin Japan Cup 1
1992-93 USA Olympics 3 3
1993-94 USA Carlsberg Cup 1
1993-94 USA International 12 3 12
1993-94 USA Robbie Cup 1 3
1994-95 USA Copa America 2 1
1994-95 USA International 4 6
1994-95 USA US Cup 2 2
1995-96 USA International 2 4
1995-96 USA US Cup 3 5
1996-97 USA FIFA World Cup 4 6
1996-97 USA International 3 2
1996-97 USA US Cup 3 7
1997-98 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 2 1 1
1997-98 USA FIFA World Cup 4 1 3
1997-98 USA International 2 1 1
1999-00 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 2 2
1999-00 USA Gold Cup 3 2 2
1999-00 USA International 1
1
1
1999-00 USA US Nike Cup 1 1
2000-01 USA FIFA World Cup 3 2 1
1
2000-01 USA International 1
2000-01 USA Olympics 6 11
2001-02 USA FIFA World Cup 8 1 12
1
2001-02 USA International 4 6
2003-04 USA International 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 May 1990 Brazil v USA L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
22 May 1990 Yugoslavia v USA L 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
25 Jul 1990 USA v Canada D 2-2 U21
23 Jun 1991 USA v Haiti W 8-0 Olympics
14 Jul 1991 Panama v USA D 1-1 Olympics
20 Jul 1991 USA v Panama W 7-1 Olympics
07 Aug 1991 USA v Canada W 3-1 Panamerican Games Group A 1st round
11 Aug 1991 Cuba v USA W 1-2 Panamerican Games Semi-final
13 Aug 1991 USA v Mexico W 2-1 Panamerican Games Final
25 Aug 1991 Haiti v USA W 0-2 Olympics
17 Jan 1992 Uruguay v USA L 3-2 U21
22 Jan 1992 Brazil v USA L 3-0 U21
11 Feb 1992 Portugal v USA D 1-1 U21
17 Mar 1992 USA v Korea Republic W 3-1 U21
19 Mar 1992 USA v El Salvador D 2-2 U21
25 Mar 1992 Mexico v USA W 1-2 Olympics
05 Apr 1992 USA v Honduras W 4-3 Olympics
19 Apr 1992 Honduras v USA W 3-4 Olympics
26 Apr 1992 USA v Mexico W 3-0 Olympics
10 May 1992 USA v Canada W 3-1 Olympics
17 May 1992 Canada v USA L 2-1 Olympics
25 May 1992 Scotland v USA W 0-5 Toulon Under-21 Group B
26 May 1992 USA v Yugoslavia L 0-3 Toulon Under-21 Group B
20 Jun 1992 USA v Bermuda D 1-1 OT v A
20 Jun 1992 USA v Bermuda D 1-1 U21
24 Jul 1992 Italy v USA L 2-1 Olympics 1st round group A
27 Jul 1992 USA v Kuwait W 3-1 Olympics 1st round group A
29 Jul 1992 USA v Poland D 2-2 Olympics 1st round group A
03 Sep 1992 Canada v USA W 0-2 International
06 Feb 1993 USA v Romania D 1-1 International
21 Feb 1993 USA v Russia D 0-0 International
03 Mar 1993 USA v Canada D 2-2 International
10 Mar 1993 Hungary v USA D 0-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
25 Mar 1993 Honduras v USA L 4-1 A v B
09 Apr 1993 Saudi Arabia v USA W 0-2 International
23 May 1993 USA v Bolivia D 0-0 International
16 Jun 1993 Uruguay v USA L 1-0 AMERICA Group A
19 Jun 1993 Ecuador v USA L 2-0 AMERICA Group A
22 Jun 1993 USA v Venezuela D 3-3 AMERICA Group A
31 Aug 1993 Iceland v USA W 0-1 International
08 Sep 1993 Norway v USA L 1-0 International
13 Oct 1993 USA v Mexico D 1-1 International
23 Oct 1993 USA v Ukraine L 0-1 International
14 Nov 1993 USA v Cayman Islands W 8-1 International
18 Dec 1993 USA v Germany L 0-3 International
21 Jan 1994 USA v Switzerland D 1-1 International
10 Feb 1994 Denmark League XI v USA D 0-0 Carlsberg Cup
20 Feb 1994 USA v Sweden L 1-3 ROBBIE CUP Final
12 Mar 1994 USA v Korea Republic D 1-1 International
16 Apr 1994 USA v Moldova D 1-1 International
24 Apr 1994 USA v Iceland L 1-2 International
07 May 1994 USA v Estonia W 4-0 International
28 May 1994 USA v Greece D 1-1 International
07 Sep 1994 England v USA L 2-0 International
19 Oct 1994 Saudi Arabia v USA L 2-1 International
22 Apr 1995 Belgium v USA L 1-0 International
28 May 1995 USA v Costa Rica L 1-2 International
11 Jun 1995 USA v Nigeria W 3-2 US Cup
25 Jun 1995 USA v Colombia D 0-0 US Cup
17 Jul 1995 USA v Mexico D 0-0 Copa America Quarter-final
20 Jul 1995 USA v Brazil L 0-1 Copa America Semi-final
16 Aug 1995 Sweden v USA L 1-0 International
08 Oct 1995 USA v Saudi Arabia W 4-3 International
09 Jun 1996 USA v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 US Cup
12 Jun 1996 USA v Bolivia L 0-2 US Cup
16 Jun 1996 USA v Mexico D 2-2 US Cup
30 Aug 1996 USA v El Salvador W 3-1 International
01 Dec 1996 Costa Rica v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
15 Dec 1996 USA v Costa Rica W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
21 Dec 1996 Guatemala v USA D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
17 Jan 1997 USA v Peru L 0-1 US Cup
20 Jan 1997 USA v Mexico L 0-2 US Cup
22 Jan 1997 USA v Denmark L 1-4 US Cup
04 Jun 1997 USA v Paraguay D 0-0 International
17 Jun 1997 USA v Israel W 2-1 International
29 Jun 1997 El Salvador v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final stage
07 Aug 1997 USA v Ecuador L 0-1 International
02 Nov 1997 Mexico v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
09 Nov 1997 Canada v USA W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
16 Nov 1997 USA v El Salvador W 4-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
24 Jan 1998 USA v Sweden W 1-0 International
01 Feb 1998 USA v Cuba W 3-0 GOLD CUP
07 Feb 1998 USA v Costa Rica W 2-1 GOLD CUP
25 Jun 1998 USA v Yugoslavia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
30 Jul 1999 USA v Germany W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
03 Aug 1999 USA v Saudi Arabia W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
17 Nov 1999 Morocco v USA L 2-1 International
16 Jan 2000 USA v Iran D 1-1 International
12 Feb 2000 USA v Haiti W 3-0 GOLD CUP
16 Feb 2000 USA v Peru W 1-0 GOLD CUP Group B
19 Feb 2000 USA v Colombia W 2-1 GOLD CUP Quarter-final
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
16 Aug 2000 USA v Barbados W 7-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
13 Sep 2000 USA v Czech Republic D 2-2 Olympics Finals Group C
16 Sep 2000 USA v Cameroon D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
19 Sep 2000 USA v Kuwait W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Sep 2000 USA v Japan D 2-2 Olympics Quarter-final
26 Sep 2000 Spain v USA L 3-1 Olympics Semi-final
29 Sep 2000 USA v Chile L 0-2 Olympics 3rd place
28 Feb 2001 USA v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
28 Mar 2001 Honduras v USA W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
07 Jun 2001 USA v Ecuador D 0-0 International
01 Sep 2001 USA v Honduras L 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
04 Sep 2001 Costa Rica v USA L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
07 Oct 2001 USA v Jamaica W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
13 Feb 2002 Italy v USA L 1-0 International
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA L 2-1 International
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay W 2-1 International
19 May 2002 USA v Netherlands L 0-2 International
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Poland v USA L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2002 Mexico v USA W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
31 Mar 2004 Poland v USA W 0-1 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.